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80 Years Ago

80 Years Ago 04-26-2000


April 22, 1920 to April 28, 1920
80 Years Ago In Overton County
(from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Mrs. B.L. Speck and children visited her mother, Mrs. S.C. Mitchell, at Crossville part of last week.

Kodaks for rent 25 per day. Birdwell's Studio

Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe McGinnis are the happy parents of a daughter who made her arrival at their home a week ago Tuesday. Dr. Breeding was in attendance. He also reports a baby girl at the home of Albert Watkins.
Dr. Qualls reports new girls at Kelly Hunter, Allons, and Uriah Thrasher's.

A.L. ("Uncle Hi") Dale tells us that the last fight of the Civil War in this section was fought 50 years ago next Sunday at what is known as the Indian Graves on the ridge this side of Celina. He was in command of Capt. J.C. Bennet, and the Union army was commanded by Capt. McGee. One Confederate and seven Union soldiers were killed.

Last week the Waller Colvert Produce Co. bought 225 cases of eggs and 55,000 pounds of poultry, paying out in cash about $8,300.

Representative Matthews was in town Tuesday.

Do you want the Dixie Highway? Speak now or forever hold your peace.

Rufus W. Boswell
Rufus Whitney Boswell was born on a farm near Livingston, Overton County, February 24th 1880.
When about 5 years old he moved with his people to Scott County where he remained for a number of years. His ambition was to fit himself as a teacher. He died April 2, 1915 at Crawford, Tennessee. His body was buried beside that of his little daughter, Hellen, who preceeded him in death a few years earlier. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn the loss of a kind, loving, and affectionate husband and father, as well as one sister, Nettie, wife of R.T. Walthall, who lives at Burdine Ky. On February 23, 1902 he was united in marriage to Ermine Ramsey, of Banner Springs, daughter of Albert Ramsey. In 1903 he moved to Crawford and entered the employ of the Brier Hill Colleries, where he held responsible positions as bookkeeper and cashier. In 1907 he was appointed postmaster at Crawford. He was loved by all who knew him.
A friend, Peter Klope

A man must indeed be mighty busy when he hasn't time to watch a dog fight.

J.M. Copeland, of Nettle Carrier, was here Friday.


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